Rumer Godden Quotes (6 quotations)

1. "It is My own peace I give unto you." Not, notice, the world's peace. - Rumer Godden

2. For a dyed-in-the-wool author, nothing is as dead as a book once it is written. She is rather like a cat whose kittens have grown up. - Rumer Godden

3. If books were Persian carpets, one would not look only at the outer side. because it is the stitch that makes a carpet wear, gives it its life and bloom. - Rumer Godden

4. Pax: peace, but what a strange peace, made of unremitting toil and effort, seldom with a seen result; subject to constant interruptions, unexpected demands, short sleep at night, little comfort, sometimes scant food; beset with disappointments and usually misunderstood; yet peace all the same, undeviating, filled with joy and gratitude and love. - Rumer Godden

5. The motto was "Pax," but the word was set in a circle of thorns. - Rumer Godden

6. The stitch of a book is its words. - Rumer Godden

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